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Gairloch and Loch Maree

This picture is from the book Scottish Loch Scenery (1882)
Would be interesting to get a picture of this exact view if someone could take it.

See a video about the backgrond to this project

Should any locals in the area wish to tell us a bit about themselves or their business feel free to contact us. And if you have any digital pictures of the area we'd love to get a copy.

External Links

  • The Highland Council
    The main administrative centre for the area
  • Highlands and Islands Enterprise
    Our role is to develop sustainable economic growth across the region. To achieve this we create infrastructure for future investment, assist large and small businesses with growth aspirations and have a unique role strengthening communities, particularly in fragile areas of the Highlands and Islands.
  • Am Baile
    Explore Am Baile, The Highland Council's bilingual website, and discover the history and culture of the Scottish Highlands and Islands. You will find photographs, illustrations, rare books and documents as well as short films, audio clips, interactive games and comics.
  • Gairloch and District Times
    This is the local newspaper but not available online. They can be contacted at
  • Ross-Shire Journal
    A newspaper serving this area and beyond.
  • Gairloch Heritage Museum
    The local museum
  • Gairloch Community Library
    An excellent resource for the area
  • Gairloch High School
    The Local School
  • Two Lochs Radio
    In general we broadcast at least 30 hours per week of locally-originated programmes, plus up to 6 additional hours per week produced elsewhere in the Highlands and Islands and other Celtic areas (for example our live relay on Saturday evenings from Portree, Gaelic programmes from Cape Breton and Barra, and occasional programmes produced on Lewis). At other times when we are not broadcasting locally-originated material, we relay 'sustaining services' from other providers. These are generally music-led stations, aimed at a general daytime audience (eg Smooth Radio), and a service aimed at our night time audience (eg Magic FM). You can listen to the show from their web site.
  • Gairloch Online
    The community web site where you can see some tours of the area and a complete shopping guide.
  • Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland
    The local church
  • Google Map
    This is a link to the Google Map of the area where you can get road maps and satellite images.
  • Map of the Area
    This is a link to the Ordinance Survey map of the area on Streetmap. When you bring this up you can zoom in and out to get more or less detail on the area.
  • John Farquhar Munro MSP
    Local Member of Parliament for Ross, Skye and Inverness West in 2010.
  • Charles Kennedy MP
    The local parliamentary representative in the Westminster Parliament.
  • Richard Green
    The local councillor for the area in 2010.
  • Gairloch Service Point
    Opening Hours Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm / 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Walks in the Highlands
    This link takes you to excellent information about walks in and around the area.

Other Information

  • Oasis of the North, by Dawn MacLeod
    The sub-tropical gardens at Inverewe in Wester Ross are a deservedly famous testimonial to Osgood MacKenzie and his daughter Mairi Sawyer. And they were sufficient attraction to make Dawn MacLeod give up her job in the Civil Service in London - and her pension rights - when her Aunt Mairi asked her to go north to live. But this is perhaps only incidentally a story of the gardens. It is the story too, of an independent aunt and of the independent Highlanders of the West Coast, of the sharp beauty of the land, of the handicraft classes which she taught in the schools and of the people she met there, of eels coming out of the posh taps in the Big House, of pine martins and wild cats, and of a host of other fascinating incidents as well.
    Copies of this book are still available through second hand book shops and having a copy myself it makes a great read.


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